Portland, Oregon

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Ted Wheeler — Mayor
    • MayorWheeler@portlandoregon.gov
    •  (503) 823-4120
  • Katrina Hedberg, MD, MPH – State Health Officer
  • Patricia Charles-Heathers — Director Health Department, Multnomah County
    • (503) 988-3674
  • Multnomah County Health Department Administration:
    • (503) 988-3674
  • Rachael Banks – Multnomah County Health Department; Public Health Administrator
  • Portland City Council:
    • Commissioner: Chloe Eudaly— 503-823-4682
    • Commissioner: Nick Fish – 503-823-3589
    • Commissioner: Ana Fritz — 503-823-3008
    • Commissioner: Jo Ann Hardesty — 503-823-4151
    • City Auditor: Mary Hull Caballero—503-823-4078

Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual cancer cases in men were 1,698 in Multnomah County, Oregon.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 484.2/per 100,000 (0.484%).

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual prostate cancer cases in men were 354 in Multnomah County, Oregon.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 96.6/per 100,000 (0.096%).

*Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, 119 case of testicular cancer have been reported in Oregon.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 6.1/per 100,000 (0.006%)
    • United States Cancer Statistics
  • Resources:
    • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute: the institute is working in all areas of cancer care, from advances in breast and lung cancer to new treatments for leukemia and prostate and colorectal cancer.
      • 503-494-8311

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Multnomah County recorded a 186.7 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.186%).

Stroke

  • From 2014-2016, Multnomah County recorded a 41.8 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.041%).
  • Resources:
    • OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute: OHSU is the only hospital in Oregon to be ranked among the top 50 in the country for Cardiology and heart Surgery, according to U.S. News & World Report
      • (503) 494-1775

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Portland Clinic Diabetes Center: provides patients with the specialists, expert consultants, and classes to effectively manage the disease of diabetes.
      • (503) 223-3113

*Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 630 men in Oregon committed suicide. (Population: 2,052,989)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 29.34/per 100,000 (0.029%)
  • Resources:
    • Crisis Hotline: The city of Portland has a 24 hours crisis hotline.
      • Portland Suicide Lifeline: (503) 972-3456

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 28.7% of men in Oregon were obese.
  • “Oregon’s adult obesity rate in the nation is 29.4%
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention: The state Public Health Division works with local partners across Oregon on community solutions to help increase healthy food choices and connect people to places and opportunities where they can be regularly active
      • (971) 673-0984

*state statistics